In Zen Mind 70,
graphite, gold leaf on paper
30 x 22 inchesAbout the piece
“Zen Mind/Silent Dialogue” is an on-going series of drawings inspired by my interest in meditation and Zen philosophy. Each drawing emerges from a singular contemplative experience. I incorporate the element of chance by allowing the metal leaf to land on the paper at will. Like life itself, this series reflects the elements of simple structure and random events.
About the artist
Bill Santelli’s work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hi; Annmarie Sculpture Gardens/Arts Center, in affiliation with the Smithsonian Museum, Dowell, MD; ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI; Museum of Fine Arts, FSU, Tallahassee, FL; Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ; Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA; and Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY.